Success with Styles

Predicting the success of literary works is a curious question among publishers and aspiring writers alike. We examine the quantitative connection, if any, between writing style and successful literature. Based on novels over several different genres, we probe the predictive power of statistical stylometry in discriminating successful literary works, and identify characteristic stylistic elements that are more prominent in successful writings.

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Success with Style: Using Writing Style to Predict the Success of Novels.
Vikas Ashok, Song Feng, and Yejin Choi
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing(EMNLP), 2013.
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Yejin Choi
Vikas Ashok
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